Spontaneous Non-Traumatic Emphysema in Toddler: The Neglected Foreign Body

Authors

  • Ahmad Syahmi Mizan Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Azwan Muhammad Rafiei Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Nik Khairani Nik Mohd Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Hashimah Ismail Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Irfan Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia , Kelantan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.168

Keywords:

Foreign Body Airway, Paediatrics, Pneumomediastinum, Rigid Bronchoscopy, Subcutaneous Emphysema

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration is a major cause of fatality and morbidity in children. The child may present acutely with signs of respiratory distress or chronically with symptoms suggestive of respiratory infection. Variable presentations make it difficult to diagnose a case of foreign body aspiration, especially in the absence of a clear history of aspiration. Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum are rare presentations. Here, we report a case of 2-year-old child who presented with non-traumatic extensive neck and upper chest subcutaneous emphysema. Computed tomography revealed there was presence of foreign body in left bronchus. Emergency bronchoscopy found a piece of peanut in the left main bronchus. It was successfully removed and the patient was discharged well after three days.

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Published

2022-04-12

How to Cite

Mizan, A. S., Muhammad Rafiei, M. A. ., Nik Mohd , N. K., Ismail , H. ., & Mohamad , I. . (2022). Spontaneous Non-Traumatic Emphysema in Toddler: The Neglected Foreign Body. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28(1), 10-15. https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.168

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